We all must have characteristics that we like and some we con't care for so much. I would have to say that a strong point in my favor is perseverance. Have had my fair share of tribulations and going through Cancer treatment - chemo and radiation - is the experience I disliked the most. There were moments when I didn't think I could continue on one more day.
But I did, to my benefit.
There is so much more to my life now, having not only survived the experience, but hopefully learned a bit more about my character in the process
"Never, Ever, Ever Give Up". - Winston Churchill
“The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.” - Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture